Ubisoft Motion Pictures prepping 3D Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon films

Ezio Auditore, Sam Fisher and The Ghosts are about to go Hollywood. This weekend, Ubisoft Motion Pictures confirmed plans to break into the movie biz with 3D films based on the Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell franchises.

The movies are the first projects to be green lit by Ubisoft's newly formed film and TV branch in Paris. They are being developed with consultation from Ubisoft's gaming wing in an effort to stay true to their video game roots.

"Our strategy is not to diversify but to bolster the appeal of our franchises," said the studio's senior VP of international marketing and distribution Jean de Rivieres, noting, "That's why we want to make sure our films will reflect the brands accurately and consolidate our fan base while expanding beyond the games' primary target audience."

This June, Rivieres will be heading stateside with Ubisoft Motion Pictures boss Jean-Julien Baronnet and senior VP of production and development Didier Lupfer to discuss the projects with US studios, screenwriters and agents.

"We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we're open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script," said Baronnet.

Rivieres added that at least one of the scripts should be ready by the end of 2011.

[Source: Variety]

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  • ZhugeLiang - May 17, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    I want to see a Prince of Persia film starring Danny deVito as the Prince
  • DavidFCG - May 17, 2011 3:46 a.m.

    I think not enough people read that they'll be 3D movies. That means CGI. Not 3D as in ''3D glasses'' 3D.
  • DavidFCG - May 17, 2011 3:40 a.m.

    It's not a bad thing, it's just double edged. I kknow a lot of people hate game-based animated movies. But i think they're alright in most cases, like the final fantasy and dead space ones. residetn evil degeneration was a let down, granted. But Ubisoft is very aware of the franchises they're dealing with and i think they can make some pretty good stuff with it. Besides i did think A.C. Lineage had a lot of potential. The only bad thing about it was that it was not a stand-alone work but merely a tie-in to A.C. 2. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it goes.
  • Jamahl - May 17, 2011 1:31 a.m.

    The thing everone's forgetting is these are 3D movies! And Assassin's Creed showed they can make a story that doesn't require five games of cliffhangers to finish, like Lineage, and that comic, The Fall. All they have to do is ignore the animus, and use an interesting time period. Actually, an 80's assassin learning about the creation of the animus would be cool.
  • Z-man427 - May 17, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    Interesting, but no thank you for the time being
  • lawman2593733 - May 16, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    Holy Crap, an Assassin's Creed movie! And @ Letter11 I must say I agree as well, Hollywood is always taking the soul out of the games they adapt to movies, good to see the people who actually made the games, doing the movie. Dammit I hope it works out.
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - May 16, 2011 9:31 p.m.

    If it's anything like Lineage I can NOT wait for an Assassin Creed movie! BTW; ReCaptcha - Typical Nizatis
  • Redeater - May 16, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    Does anyone remember the trailer that came with that one splinter cell game? Lol it was supposed to come out in the summer quite a while ago!
  • Forrest22x - May 16, 2011 8:17 p.m.

    Ass Creed=Ok, let's see how it works, actually makes sense. Sam fisher=Meh..... The Ghosts=Are you fucking kidding me
  • Letter11 - May 16, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    I'll take this over Hollywood film adaptations any day. I didn't see Resident Evil: Degeneration but I heard it was alright.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - May 16, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. Mostly negatively, but let's see how this plays out.
  • Ninja-KiLLR - May 16, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    I would love an amazing Ghost Recon. a very underused franchise this generation. like they made 3 assassin's creed games and only one Ghost Recon! Wtf
  • hellodesdemona - May 16, 2011 5:54 p.m.

    I don't think movie audiences will be as forgiving with Assassin's Creed's weird endings as video game audiences are. That franchise should probably stick to games.
  • Ariaka - May 16, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    I am quite excited to see a Ghost Recon movie on the table, it has the most potential to be right. Assassin's Creed is second in my book, where awesome shots of Ye Alder Italy will be. Still... love the Ghost Recon series. ^^
  • EnragedTortoise1 - May 16, 2011 5:32 p.m.

    Stop it, please, just stop.

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